Information about clematis plant.
Clematis is a wonderful flowering vine that is known to many
in the gardening world as the "Queen of the Climbers".
While clematis takes a few years to establish a strong root
base before it hits it\'s stride in the blooming department, it is definitely worth
This plant climbs up to 12 feet high and spreads 3 to 4 feet
If planting more than one follow the steps below spacing the
plants 3 to 4 feet apart.
In the spring or early summer, dig a hole one foot deep and one foot wide.
Mix the soil from the hole with compost, working it until it maintains a loose
Ideally this should leave you with a very dark soil.
Create a mound in the bottom of the hole using the
Place the plant above the mound and allow the roots to trail
over the mound.
Cover the roots and fill in the hole with the enriched
soil, keeping the crown of the plant about 2 inches below the soil level.
This plant likes shade on the bottom and sun on the top.
Water at planting and regularly for the first season,( I
prefer to water in the morning or evening and do so every other day.) after
that you should only need to water in extreme dryness and drought.
Install a piece of trellis or fencing behind the Clematis
to give it support as it grows and a foothold for climbing.
To promote blooming and keep your Clematis healthy, prune
as needed after the blooming season, and in preparation for the blooming season
prune in late March each year.
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